Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I know that it’s a commercial holiday created to sell greeting cards and chocolates and roses and all that jazz…still, the romantic in me likes the excuse to do little something extra special for my loved ones.
Like making this cake adapted from the ever-cool Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s cookbook, Vegan with a Vengeance.
We found ourselves downtown this weekend, starving and ready to cross off another item from our restaurants to try wish list (what, doesn’t everyone have one of those?) So we headed to Next Level Burger on Hawthorne.
It feels a bit like a chain fast food establishment, but there are currently only two locations – one in Bend, OR and the one we visited in Portland. I’d already spent some time drooling over the online menu, which is all plant-based, and was pleased to see that their ingredients were organic and non-GMO. It also doesn’t hurt that they have a real focus on sustainable practices and that their employees are paid above average hourly wages. Go NLB!